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Student Fire Safety

For university students, living in shared accommodation is something of a rite of passage, and for many it can be the first taste of living independently – which also means there is a huge responsibility undertaken to keep yourself and your housemates safe. Things like cooking independently also carry fire hazards with them, and living in shared accommodation means that this risk is increased. This article will look into the ways you can increase fire safety in your student property. Escape Routes Although it may not be the most exciting thing to do, it is important that you and your housemates…

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Pet Fire Safety

Keeping your home safe from fire is something that all homeowners and tenants should do, but keeping inquisitive pets away from potential fire hazards is an extra task that can be more tricky, especially as you can’t inform your pets of the dangers of fire through a simple chat! This article will look at some of the most effective ways to keep your pets safe from fire and how to prevent them from inadvertently putting themselves, and you, in danger. Statistics show that on average, 500,000 pets are affected by fire each year, with 40,000 of those pets dying as a…

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Which London Boroughs are the Worst for Fires?

In a bustling city like London, the fire brigade is constantly busy attending emergency call outs of varying severities, but there are several variables that mean the likelihood of fires is increased in certain areas and at certain times. The publication of a fire census from the London Fire Brigade has revealed the most prominent areas and times for outbreaks of fires. The data collected showed that the busiest month for the fire brigade is July, and the most common time of day for most fires to start is 7pm. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the kitchen is the room where fires often break…

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Evacuation Procedures: Choosing your Assembly Point

The most important objective when a fire breaks out in any building is to get everyone out safely and quickly as possible. Whether your building is a block of flats or a large office space, a stringent, clear procedure needs to be followed by everyone inside to ensure an efficient evacuation. A key point of any evacuation is choosing the right assembly point; but what is the best way to go about this? Assembly points should be situated in a large open space, one that is big enough to safely accommodate everyone from your building. A back up assembly point should…

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Lift Fire Safety

Fires can break out at any time, no matter where you are or what you’re doing, and different situations require different courses of action to be taken. If you find yourself in a lift when a fire breaks out, it can be very easy to panic – something which should be avoided as much as possible. Many fire service call-outs for lift ‘emergencies’ are genuine emergencies, so it is important to be aware of what is deserving of the fire brigade’s help and what isn’t, and how you can help prevent these situations from arising. Appropriate Maintenance One of the most…

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